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I Write My Own Stories, Joseph

I do not write like most men 
because I am not most men. 

I am under no moral obligation 
to write like most men. 

Yes, I know men well. 
I don’t think anybody doesn’t. 

They are not always chatty
but they write the stories. 

I write my own stories.  
I do not write like most men. 

I drink more whiskey & more, 
and pull at my lone chin hair. 

This is what a small beard might be like. 
I have no idea what war must be like. 

Plenty of people do know. 
I, haughty and American 

do not write like men write 
but war is knocking on my door. 
Posted 12/08/14
to Wendy Ellis
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